SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Troopers are seeking information following a hit-and-run early Friday morning in Spartanburg County.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 1:30 a.m. on Reidville Road near South Blackstock Road.
The unknown vehicle was traveling west on Reidville Road when it hit a pedestrian in the roadway, troopers said. The pedestrian was seriously injured as a result of the crash.
Troopers said the suspect vehicle left the scene.
“That’s pretty terrible, and it’s one of the worst things, just leaving somebody for dead not knowing if they’re alive and well,” said Phillip Southard.
Phillip Southard, who lives in the area, says he doesn’t understand how the driver could have left the scene.
“I could never, personally, leave somebody laying in the middle of the road like that,” he said.
He says he wouldn’t even worry about any damages to his car.
“I’m going to check on the other person, that’s just part of being a decent human being,” said Southard.
He says hit-and-runs like these don’t happen as often as they once did.
“I know it happens, but I don’t hear about it a lot, anymore. 5, 6, 7 years ago, it was a lot more prevalent in this area, but we’ve gotten a lot better in Spartanburg County, and just the Upstate in general,” he said.
Troopers say the vehicle may have damage to the front.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact South Carolina Highway Patrol at (864) 241-1000 or 1-800-768-1503.